Girlfriend’s name is Chrissa Cooper, and she’s working on the project of a lifetime … she’s reaching out Robert Downey Jr. in an attempt to raise $10k for a charity of his choosing in exchange for a 1 hr. Skype meeting. Here’s an excerpt from her site, Fool Sit Down:
In July 2012, I undertook a project that has been 26 years in the making. This is not hyperbole, but more of an understatement. While conscious effort has not been put forth into this particular project the entire duration of its creative manifestation – it has become my life these past few months.
It is both my honor and privelige to share it with you. I am more humbled now in my pride for what I am doing than I have ever been in my life, and I am anxious to share it with the world.
There is a Facebook page set up for you to go “like” and share with your friends until the Kickstarter gets approved for it.
The ultimate goal I have with this project, since I have nothing to show for my life other than what I have created, is this:
I want to raise $10,000 for the charity of Team Downey’s choosing in exchange for a one-hour Skype meeting with them. The reasoning is that I have to show it to the people who inspired me to undertake such a tremendous goal, and Tony Stark is the only one who can save me now. All I have left is faith and this project. They haven’t let me down yet. :)
If you still want more details on just how batshit insane I probably seem, here’s the daily progress reports I’ve been posting:
So help a sister out, why don’t you? Pull out all the RDJ stops and get this moving.
October 11, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
And judging by the photos, he’s ten months old. He’s a big boy, and he’s only a few months along!
Downey and his producer wife, Susan, welcomed son Exton Elias in February, and the actor couldn’t resist showing off pictures of the little guy during a Thursday appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
“I have to exercise just a little restraint,” Downey jokingly demurred when Leno initially asked him to debut the photos, before adding: “I mean, if you want me to, I will.”
“He’s so darn cute, isn’t he?” Downey mused over a picture of the 3-month-old in a hoodie and cap, before speculating that he’d get in trouble with his wife for revealing the photos on national television.
Here’s a photo of mom herself, cuddling baby Exton:
My gosh. How completely and utterly adorable. Not as adorable as, say, my almost-three-month-old son, but hey. Babies are babies are babies, right, and all babies are cute!
What new celebrity baby is your favorite—little Exton Elias or Hilary Duff’s son, Luca Cruz? Here’s a photo of Luca in case you forgot how damn adorable he is, too:
May 4, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
I just love this guy. I mean, how many actors out there can completely pull a Lindsay Lohan, complete with jail visits, rehab stints, becoming box-office poison and the dreaded “set liability,” and emerge victorious, bag a hot chick for a wife, pop out kids, and turn his entire career (and life) around? “Nobody” would generally be the correct answer, but if we said that, we’d be liars, because Robert Downey Jr. is a real thing and that whole thing I just mentioned is, like, his life. It is his life. Plus, he’s hot, and that’d definitely a contributing factor to his cool story. He did it all, and he doesn’t look like the Bride of f-cking Frankenlips.
On his new son:
“Three weeks ago, we had a bun in the oven, and we were about to have a kid. There was all this trepidation, all this projection, all this anticipation and goodwill and a good vibe about it. But what you’re squeezing to the side — or what’s in the glove box — is these thousands of forms of fear. And then he was born and they’ve all just kind of scattered now. It seems like he’s always been here.”
On being a father:
“I guess here’s what’s come to me in the last three weeks: That anticipation and fear are going to come back. Am I going to know what to do with them? Does any new parent, even if you’re not a first-time parent, ever really know what to do? Only thing you have to do, the only requirement, if you can hack it, is to not transfer your own discomfort in the moment to this fresh soul, right? … You got to be mindful. I don’t want to be so confident in myself. It’s that balance between being relaxed enough to not be communicating anxiety and present enough to not be creating the very thing that you were anxious about by being so relaxed — because I’ve seen that parenting style, too.”
On being a hero:
“Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough. Every dad casts a shadow, you know? And that shadow is you’re disappointed, you’re resentful, or you feel so supported and loved you don’t understand why life is so hard anyway — or, you know, it’s so long and so dark that you can never step out of it, so you might as well not even try. Right? So. So hero to me is not applicable to the human experience.
I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb.”
“A link between addiction and creativity? Horses**t. No, I never told myself that lie.
I’m not saying that the correctly timed intervention here and there is blah blah blah — look, it’s valiant to go waste days, weeks, months, and years trying to fish someone you care about out of their own abyss. But if your intuition asks, Is this a big O.K. Corral ego trip on the part of the people who are going to say, ‘All right, we’re going to go in and handle this’? Because you’re not. You’re not going to handle s**t. No amount of effort is going to nudge somebody out of a situation that they deem is hopeless. And people sense when there’s an ego trip involved, when there’s a ‘I’m here to save your life!’ It’s horses**t. It’s horses**t. I hate it. That’s recovery vulturism.”
This guy couldn’t be cooler if he tried, I don’t think.
Best part of the interview? When he claimed that his dad “drop-kicked” him out of the nest when enough got to be enough:
April 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
Or, well, Robert Downey Jr. didn’t have the baby, obviously. His wife did. Do I really need to spell that out for you? Probably not, but I wanted to just so you could get the image of Robert Downey Jr. giving birth in your head. If any dude could do it, it would be him, right? Awesome.
But yes, Robert Downey Jr. and his lovely wife are now the proud owners of a brand new baby boy! I bet he can’t wait to take the little tyke home to meet the cats!
Here are all the adorable details:
It’s a boy for Robert Downey Jr.!
Wife Susan delivered son Exton Elias Downey at 7:24 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Los Angeles, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“Everyone is healthy and they couldn’t be happier,” a friend of the couple says.
Baby boy weighs in at 7 lbs., 5 oz., is 20 inches long and joins big brother Indio, 18, Downey’s son from his previous marriage.
After announcing the pregnancy in August, the Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows star, 46, revealed the sex of the baby on national television,much to his producer wife’s (feigned) chagrin.
“I could never really stay mad at him, but I can tell you it genuinely wasn’t something we planned to reveal,” Susan, 38, later explained.
Thankfully, her husband — who will next star in The Avengers — did manage to keep quiet about their name choice.
“If I told you the name, then she would lop off my head with a machete,” joked Downey.
Exton Elias Downey … that’s a strong name, right? It’s got a little pizazz? It better, because if there’s one thing RDJ stands for, it’s pizazz.
Now all we have to do is wait until we get our hands on some of the most adorable baby pictures that ever existed! And then we can print them off and frame them and hang them up in our homes, right after we cut out Susan’s face and paste ours in its place! And then we can be a happy little family, right guys? Right? … right?
February 8, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
Last week, Sarah let you guys know which celebrities are cat people. It turns out that now we can add Robert Downey Jr. to the list, because a few months ago RDJ and his wife adopted a couple of kittens. And he would die for them:
“To understand the way cats play and fight is to understand the secrets of the universe. It’s to understand Wing Chun, to understand the palace tradition, to understand yoga. I would kill for these young, sweet little feline souls, these two boys. I would protect them with my life. Eighteen months ago, I’m saying, ‘I don’t want any rescue pets within 100 yards of either of my residences, I’m sorry. I don’t want some, like, tripod, abused animal.’ I was adamantly opposed to the whole idea. And now I couldn’t imagine living without them. I’ve become one of those people where the Missus is like, ‘They don’t want to see iPhone pictures of our kittens right now. Stop it.’ And I can’t watch those commercials [for animal cruelty prevention] anymore. They kill me.”
Ugh, just one more reason to love to love Robert Downey Jr., right? Well, except that part about hating rescue animals. “I don’t want some tripod, abused animal,” that’s kind of a dick thing to say in my book. It almost made me completely lose my starry eyes for him, right up until I read the part about him showing off pictures of his cats on his phone. Because I DID THAT TOO, ROBERT, I DID THAT ON CHRISTMAS WITH MY LITTLE GUINEA PIG. So are we BFF yet?
December 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Emily
The deal is that last night, at the same event where RDJ defended Mel Gibson, Robert revealed that he and his wife, Susan, found out the sex of their sure-to-be adorable baby – does anyone else feel like they’re going to squee to death over this baby? – and that they have a name picked out and everything. Of course, we don’t get to hear about either, but we DO get to hear about the couple’s new pets!
RDJ and Susan adopted two cats after they “rescued them from a bush in West Hollywood that a friend of ours found.” Their names are Montgomery and Dartanian, and I will be scouring the whole internet for any pictures probably for the next few years of him with those kitties. Is that sad?
Finally, Robert Downey Jr. got asked about changing diapers, to which he charmingly answered “That’s just poop. That’s no big deal.” So now I appreciate him for the way he talks about baby poop. And I’m not proud of that.
Is there a support group out there? Can we start one?